What a great weekend to be a Pac-12 fanatic!
After an explosive Saturday of football, five of our teams are ranked in the latest AP Top 25 poll (No. 2 USC, No. 4 Oregon, No. 21 Stanford, No. 22 UCLA, and No. 24 Arizona). We saw three nail-biting upsets from Oregon State, Arizona and UCLA and incredible playmaking by Matt Barkley (who threw six touchdown passes against Syracuse), Matt Scott, Brett Hundley, Johnathan Franklin, Robert Woods, Marqise Lee, Keenan Allen, Kenjon Barner and De'Anthony Thomas.
The good news for fans is that the action doesn't end there. In just the next two weekends, Pac-12 Networks will feature four of the conference's top 25 teams and their star student-athletes - No. 22 UCLA vs. Houston, No. 4 Oregon vs. Tennessee Tech, No. 24 Arizona vs. South Carolina State and No. 2 USC vs. Cal. And if you missed any of last weekend's action, we're replaying all of the Pac-12 games in our Pac-12 In 60 series, kicking off Monday night at 6 p.m. PT.
This is the kind of football you won't want to miss. And thanks to the thousands of emails, tweets and calls from fans, it's easier for fans across the country to tune in. Just hours before kickoff on Saturday, Pac-12 Networks and DISH announced a multi-year deal that would ensure more fans have access to Pac-12 sports than ever before. Now, every fan in the country has at least one provider in their area that offers Pac-12 Networks' 35 football games, 140 men's basketball games and hundreds of other live Olympic sporting events.
We understand there are still fans without access to Pac-12 Networks, and share their frustration. The deals we've offered DirecTV, Charter Communications and others are fundamentally similar to those signed by Comcast, DISH, Time Warner and Cox (four of the five largest distributors in the U.S.). And despite the overwhelming demands from their customers, DirecTV and Charter still won't offer Pac-12 Networks.
Know this: we continue to work hard to reach fair deals with these providers so you won't miss out on our thrilling content. But there is no guarantee deals will be reached. Tell your provider to reach a fair agreement to carry Pac-12 Networks today or switch to one of the more than 40 cable and satellite distributors that does offer Pac-12 Networks in your area. Here's that full list:
If you don't live in one of these areas, you may still have a choice. Pac-12 Networks is available in many areas on Bright House, Comcast Cable, Northland, Time Warner Cable, GCI, Cox, FiOS by Frontier, Cable America, CC Communications, Dickey Rural Services and TCT West. To find out if YOU get the Pac-12 Networks use this Channel Finder:
We appreciate your support and look forward to a terrific season of football. We'll share updates as they become available.